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racketeer

[rak-i-teer] /ˌræk ɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a person engaged in a racket.
verb (used without object)
2.
to engage in a racket.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; racket1 + -eer
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Examples for racketeer
  • The decision will be made if prosecutors file charges in connection with the bank's illicit lending to a racketeer.
  • She then moves into an apartment owned by a racketeer.
British Dictionary definitions for racketeer

racketeer

/ˌrækɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
verb
2.
(intransitive) to operate a racket
Derived Forms
racketeering, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for racketeer

racketeer

noun

A person who works in an illegal racket; a member of the rackets; gangster, mobster, wise guy (late 1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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